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: house republicans are of the debt ceiling - but with a stipulation the senate passes a budget inthe white house says it's ready to work towards something lasting. >> what we support is a long-term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses the simple proposition that pays its bills >> reporter: also on the president's radar in the next four years- comprehensive immigration reform. and in the aftermath of the in washington, i'm tory >> pam: beyonce.lip syncing the star spangled banner it could be perhaps because of the freezing cold temperatures and yesterday during the inauguration. >> jacqueline: hous and cooler temperatur. for the sierras, this is not going to permit much cold air but we're going to see rainfall at the highest elevations. dry conditions on thursday, friday but there's a chance for more rain this weekend. a look at your extended forecast and dry on thursday. the chance for showers it just a 30 percent chance. 40 percent chance on friday, the computer models are not quite in agreement of what could happen but we will k
: the white house says president obama won't "stand in the way" of the short-term increase in the debt ceiling that's been proposed by house republicans. the move to extend the nation's borrowing limit for three months is set to come to a vote tomorrow. and that news has reassured markets that the risk is fading that the u.s. will default on its debt for the first time in its history. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said republicans were willing to suspend the debt ceiling for three months. sending democrats to act. >> it has been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis. no budget; no pay. it is time for the senate to act. >> reporter: the white house called the move by house republicans "significant," though the administration still argues a short-term extension of borrowing authority does not go far enough. >> what we support is a long- term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the s
for a temporary lift to the debt ceiling. the house is expected to approve legislation on wednesday that would raise the debt limit for three months without any cuts to spending. members of the congress believe they can come up with a spending plan during that window. honda of campbell also introduced legislation for a back up plan that would prevent the worse fiscal cliff. >> i think we should have a process that addresses that so that it doesn't become a barrier or a political football. >> the last time lawmakers fought over the debt ceiling two years ago the country's credit rating was downgraded. >>> on wall street, stocks closed higher despite mixed earnings. >>> president obama began the first day of his second term with a traditional postinaugural prayer service. the president and first lady were joined by vice president biden and his wife at the washington cathedral this morning. the national prayer service dates back to the first inauguration of george washington. the interfaith service included prayers and readings from christian denominations along with islam, judisim and the sikh r
rd. there's a new debt ceiling plan from speaker john boehner and the house republicans that could force senate democrats to finally show their hand and pass a budget. plus it's only day four of president obama's second term, but joe biden is already commenting on possibly running for the top job himself in 2016. we'll show you what he said in a minute. first the new developments in the debate over guns in america. the national rifle association last night delivered a sharp response to president obama's inaugural address. speaking in reno, nevada, way waywayn wayne lapierre lashed out at one word from president obama. >> we cannot mistake absolutism, or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> obama wants to turn the idea of absolutism into a dirty word, just another word for extremism. he wants you, all of you, and americans throughout all of this country, to accept the idea of principles as he sees fit. it's a way of redefining words so that commonsense is turned upside down and that nobody knows the difference. >> lapierre vowed not to give ground on gun control including effor
to getting punted until the spring, the house approving a four month debt ceiling extension. senate majority leader harry reid saying the senate will pass the house bill quickly. with more, a columnist for the national review and columnist for the new york post. i have my dreams team here to talk about this. i want to start with you because you're sitting right across from me. they are just taking the stand down the road. i mean, look, at the end of the day we are talking about waiting until may. >> i think we will be talking about this for most of the year because obviously there is a huge gulf between the president and the house. the house would like to not raise the debt ceiling at all. as they're preference, at least the majority of them. but they can't do that because they can't get the spending cuts to offset anything. what they're doing is trying to buy some time. the middle ground between doing nothing and surrender entirely. gerri: the middle ground. >> between surrender in doing nothing in all. on satisfying, but irresponsible piece of action. gerri: okay. well, what do you say? th
is really set in stone. this bill would extend the debt ceiling until may 19. it requires the house and senate to pass a budget. if they pass a budget resolution, they do not get their pay with help. they are not paid until the end of this congress. republicans say they feel hopeful and optimistic that this thing will pass. a number of republicans are saying that it will pass. we will be watching that today. as for the u.s. senate and white house, they have not ruled out this proposal. they are fine with a short term debt ceiling increase. they want to see some longer-term. they have not given it exactly a seal of approval. it seems they both parties could get behind this proposal. the first step through the u.s. house. back to you. dagen: thank you for that. let's bring in our laffer, former economic adviser to president ronald reagan. politicians will never get anything serious done. >> you are probably right. they probably will not get a lot done in the long run. the debt ceiling is one tool to get a little from the democrats and bring some spending down. this is not going to be
republicans briefed reporters on a vote on the debt ceiling. the house will vote wednesday on a measure that will occur -- extend the debt limit until may 19. included is a provision that if congress fails to pass a budget by april 15, lawmakers salaries will be held in escrow. this is 10 minutes. >> good afternoon. good evening. >> hard-working taxpayers understand that they have to balance their budgets from every week to every month. they also believe it's time for washington to balance its budget. over the last four years, house republicans have offered plans. our budget plans. we have done our budgets, but it's been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid, that is the basis for no budget, no pay. it's time for the senate to act. chairman paul ryan has worked hard with the budget committee to outline the kind of reforms we would put in place to bring real fiscal responsibility here in washington. and the american people understand that you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. it's tim
to extend the debt ceiling. let's go back to rich edson. rich: this bill clears the u.s. house. it is on to the u.s. senate now. harry reid says that they will vote on it. there is no veto threat from the white house. they are open to this short-term extension of the debt ceiling. lawmakers pay is held in escrow after april 15 until the end of this congress and this congress and at the end of 2014. a three-month extension. republicans are hoping to fight another day a few months from now. may 19 the new deadline once it clears the senate and signed by the white house. lori: by april 15, otherwise it goes to escrow. okay. got it. thank you so much. melissa: liz claman talks with richard gelfond about the importance of the international box office to his business. lori: want your own little slice of new york city? the new trend of micro- apartment for a affordability in manhattan. ♪ . ... [ engine revving ] ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we build must make adrenaline pump and pulses quicken. ♪ to help you not just to stay alive... but feel alive. the new c class is no excep
debt ceiling deal. the u.s. house of representatives gave the okay to a republican plan to suspend the debt limit until may 19. democrats in the senate now say they'll pass it too. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the debt ceiling suspension came with a couple strings attached. if senate democrats don't pass a budget-- something they haven't done for four years-- members of congress won't get paid until they do. >> this bill simply says, "congress, do your job." when i grew up in wisconsin, if you had a job and you did the work, then you got paid. if you didn't do the work, you didn't get paid. it's that simple. >> house democrats called the pay ploy a gimmick and said a 90 day reprieve from default simply moves the crisis back. >> for the last two years, we've heard from our republican colleagues economic uncertainty is bad for the economy. guess what? it is. and yet that's exactly what you are doing. another big dose of economic uncertainty. >> reporter: republicans shifted gears on the debt ceiling after a strategy session last week. worried that they have lost the public deba
cuts. it could be a key to the house vote today on the debt ceiling battle. nancy cortes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that vote is set to take place in the next couple hours. this is the week we thought the big fight over raising the debt ceiling was going to get under way. that's something senate democrats haven't managed to do since 2009. no budget, no pay. that is the message from the house republican leader. >> americans believe if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis for no budget, no pay. >> reporter: the bill they will be voting on today calls for a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling until mid-may, but it requires the house and senate to craft budgets by april while members' salaries will be held in escrow. paul ryan explains the strategy. >> in the house, democrats and republicans have been leading by offering budgets and offering alternatives. the senate hasn't even done that. all we're saying is let's get the senate in here to do that to see how we're going to figure out the p
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in the battle over the debt ceiling. wednesday, house republicans are expected to pass legislation allowing the government to pay the bills for the next few months. republicans made clear that it was not the right thing to do, to play chicken with the full faith and credit of the united states. >> reporter: but this debt limit deal demands democrats in if senate do something 97 not done -- they have not done in nearly four years: pass a budget. >> we clearly near a budget. there hasn't been a budget in three and a half years. the debt has gone up $5 trillion since we had a budget in the senate. >> reporter: the g.o.p. initially wanted to use a vote on the debt limit to force democrats and the president to agree to more spending cuts. randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >>> earlier in this newscast, we showed you a 49ers fan who tattooed his love for the team in vallejo tonight. now let's introduce you to nez adrian. he is the reno tattoo artist who incorporated colin kaepernick. he had kaepernick as a can vice since 2008 when he played for t
. in the house in both cases, the debt ceiling bill was being passed and the senate used it as a vehicle, not as a threat, for deficit reduction legislation. over the past two years, we have achieved $2.50 trillion in deficit reduction. we set an important precedent that includes both spending cuts and new revenue. i close it firmly urging we should proceed with this effort, focusing further, not damaging the effort by attempting to use the debt ceiling for political leverage. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. levin. it is my pleasure to welcome the witnesses today appeared we have four witnesses on today's panel. we will first hear from lee casey. he is a former official in the office of legal counsel. second, we will welcome william hoagland. he is also the former director of budget and appropriations for the senate majority leader and former staff director of the senate budget committee. third on the panel is dr. j.d. foster, the senior fellow in the economics of fiscal policy at the heritage foundation. finally, we will hear from dr. simon johnson, the professor of entrepren
: president obama said he wanted a longer-term extension of the debt ceiling. but a white house spokesman said today the president will accept a short-term bill if it reaches his desk. without an extension, the government could run out of money within a month. a deep freeze lingered in the upper midwest today with temperatures dropping in some places to minus 30 fahrenheit. wind chills made it even worse. across the region, people bundled up to face the cold, and some schools closed. frigid arctic air swept down from canada last saturday. authorities attribute at least three deaths to the weather so far. american military transport planes have joined the french effort to repel islamist rebels in mali. pentagon spokesman george little confirmed today that u.s. c-17's have flown five missions to the african nation in recent days. they ferried more than 80 french troops and 120 tons of equipment. little said the u.s. is still considering whether to provide aerial refueling planes. at least 17 iraqis died in a series of car bombings in and around baghdad today. dozens more were injured. one blast
. house republicans forged ahead with a plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling through may 19. that vote is set for tomorrow. congressman paul ryan, last year's republican vice presidential nominee, said today republicans want to shift the focus to enacting a budget, with major spending cuts. the senate is going on four years now for not having passed a budget. we think this gives us the time we need in this nation to have a good, thorough vigorous and honest debate about what it takes to get our fiscal house in order and about how to budget. families budget. businesses budget. our federal government should budget. >> ifill: the bill also says if lawmakers don't enact a budget with spending cuts, they won't be paid. in the senate, democratic majority leader harry reid declined to comment on that provision, but he did say that, in general, he welcomes the house move. >> i'm very glad that they sent us up a clean... they're going to send us a clean debt ceiling bill. the other stuff on it will athat when we need to. i'm glad we're not facing crisis here in a matter of a few days. >> sreeni
23. house will vote today on raising the debt ceiling. secretary of state hillary clinton testifies before house and senate committee today about the september terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. republicans are talking about their own priorities and reacting to president obama's inauguration speech. we're like to hear your advice for the president for his second term. here are the numbers to call. you can also find us online. share your comments over twitter or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. we're asking you this morning your advice for the second obama administration. isedobama speech rate stark choices, says the new york times. we would like to hear from you this morning, what you think republican options are and what your advice is. here's what's happening on capitol hill today. house gop poised to extend the debt limit. that's the headline in "usa today." the bill would buy time and would set the stage for a physical fight. house republicans are scheduled to vote today to extend a $16.40 trillion at the opening salvo in a renewed battle this year to
raising the u.s. debt ceiling, the house effectively kicked the can down the road until may. lawmakers voted to let the treasury department keep borrowing money so the u.s. can pay its bills until then. the bill also withholds lawmakers' pay until may if they don't start a budget. most called that a stunt and voted no. >>> and u.s. cargo jets have flown at least five missions in mali this week. a spokesman tells cnn that the c-17 cargo jets have flown in both french troops and tons of supplies for the fight against islamic insurgents. the u.n. is warning the violence could soon displace up to 700,000 people in mali. >>> bill clinton is heading back out on the campaign trail. cnn has confirmed that the former president will headline a march fund-raiser for arkansas senator mark pryor, who's up for re-election next year. clinton, of course, is an arkansas native, who served 12 years as the governor of that state. >>> and finally, a rough day for serena williams at the australian open. the 15-time grand slam winner broke, wow, you see it there, broke a racket in disgust after blowing a on
. >> reporter: house republicans are expected to vote wednesday on a three- month extension of the debt ceiling - but with a stipulation the senate passes a budget in the next few months. the white house says it's ready to work towards something lasting. >> what we support is a long-term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills >> reporter: also on the president's radar in the next four years- comprehensive immigration reform. and in the aftermath of the newtown, connecticut school schooting - a push for congress to pass tighter gun control laws. in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> pam: the california state university system says it needs about a quarter billion dollars more in state funding. than what governor brown is proposing in his latest budget. university officials say they need 371-million dollars for the upcoming academic year to pay for salary raises. maintenance and equipment. brown wants to give the 23- campus system 125-million extra. 10-mi
. the debt ceiling can originate in either house, the senate finance committee could generate a debt ceiling proposal and they could do it if they wanted to. try to embrace some spending reductions, but i think what the house is saying is they are hoping to act soon as maybe tomorrow and it will be incumbent upon the senate majority to function. we look forward to seeing what the senate democrats recommend. we look forward to seeing what they recommend. it's time for them to function. [inaudible conversations] >> as all of you know, the majority of the senate will determine what the majority is and we will be happy to look at what the majority leaders will bring forward to the full senate. >> what did you think of the presidential inaugural address? >> i think it was disappointing i don't think it's a great way to start off a second term. i think it is quite disturbing. [inaudible conversations] >> welcome back, everyone. let's have a celebration. the first time we have been able to sit down together as a group. we have more female members serving now than ever before. we have so many issues
in earnest tomorrow when the house is expected to vote on the debt ceiling bill and when secretary of state hillary clinton will face some tough questions from congressional committees when she appears before them to talk about the terrorist attack in benghazi. brian? >> kristen welker on the white house north lawn tonight, thanks. >>> late word tonight that top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, has been cleared of engaging in any inappropriate behavior regarding his e-mail exchanges with the woman from tampa, jill kelley. this case came to light originally as part of the petraeus affair. and an investigation was launched. >>> the u.s. state department confirms today three americans were indeed killed during that four-day hostage standoff in algeria. seven americans were able to make it out safely. the algerian government says in all, 38 hostages of different nationalities and 29 islamic militants died in the standoff. five people are still unaccounted for. >>> in this country, the weather is making news tonight, specifically the cold. over two-thirds of the country, along
conservatives to go along but some still want to see cuts first. >> will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless significant efforts are made to fix the under lying problems. >> reporter: senate democrats hint theology pass a budget but not soon. >> approach that when we need to. >> reporter: the white house says even in short term the president will sign pinpoint >> the debt ceiling ought not to be a political football. >> reporter: this republican retreat with one last tanned if they can't compromise lawmakers' paychecks could take a hit. what's still not known is if this is temporary passing this budget and this extension of the debt limit. if it's temporary we could still see a credit downgrade. >> we hope that does not happen. tracie potts in washington, d.c., thanks you. >> jill kelley is peaking out for the first time after the scandal that forced petraeus to resign. they wrote an opinion piece in "the washington post" denying allegation against her saying she committed no crime. in part it reads our story stands as a cautionary tale. we have experienced how careless handle of our
has tacitly endorsed a house republican plan to lift the debt ceiling for the next four months. the measure would lift enforcement of the government's $16.40 trillion borrowing limit until may 18. in a statement, the white house said it would not oppose the temporary move. a house vote is expected today. protests on both sides of the reproductive rights debate were held on tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of roe v wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. dozens of opponents rallied outside the supreme court's ahead of what they say will be a larger march near capitol hill on friday. meanwhile in jackson, mississippi, abortion rights advocates held a demonstration outside of the state's lone abortion clinic which has faced repeated threats of closure. a new poll coinciding with the fourth anniversary shows national support for abortion rights is at an all-time high. a record 70% of americans oppose overturning roe v wade, and for the first time on record, a majority now believes abortion should be legal in all or most cases. two people are in custody after a
, the house has now passed the three-month suspension of the u.s. debt ceiling. what's your comments? >> it's the same as it was yesterday. the president believes that we need to, as a country, do the responsible thing and without drama or delay pay our bills. meet our commitments. ideally we would extend a raise -- or raise the debt ceiling for a long period of time so that this is not a question, so that the uncertainty that has surrounded this issue of late because of the political strategy that house republicans have taken will be removed or would be removed. it is certainly important to recognize that the bill that passed the house today, the position that the house republicans took beginning late last week represents a fundamental change from a strategy that they pursued up until this point which is to try to link the debt ceiling to an ideological agenda of spending cuts in which the choice presented to the american people was, either face dramatic cuts in social security or medicare or we'll default on our obligations and wreck the american economy and throw the financial system int
democrats run the senate to follow the regular order. the debt ceiling can originate from either house. the senate finance committee could generate a gut feeling proposal. it would be incumbent upon the senate majority to function. what is their idea about raising the debt ceiling. we look forward to seeing what the democrats recommend. look forward to seeing what they recommend and it's time for them to function. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm sure that we would be happy to try to take a look at what the majority leaders would bring forward in the senate. >> would you think of the substance of the president's inaugural address remark. >> well i, i think that inaugural address was disappointing. it is basically a liberal agenda. spending and debt is the definition of our era. >> welcome back, everyone. this is the first time we have sat down together as a group. and we have our agenda for the coming months and this congress. the site entrance excited to see all these new senators. we now have more female members serving than ever before. about a third of our caucuses are made up of w
to eight. >>> the house has passed the debt ceiling extension. the measure has to go onto the senate. we'll be keeping an eye on things. >>> meanwhile, you can spend a lot of time, actually, when you're looking for the best of foods, the finest extra-virgin olive oil. you might not be getting what you paid for. experts say food fraud is on the rise. cat is the managing editor of eatocracy. what is food fraud and how serious is this problem? >> we've been sort of joking if you are what you eat, you're having a bit of an identity crisis right now. there was a study just published today where 800 food items were added to the food fraud database. that is a 60% increase from last year. what it boils countries down to is producers of very common ingredients are substituting parts of what you think you're getting. they might be diluting, they might be subbing in a whole different substance. they're trying to cut down on their costs, get more money out of your pocket and defraud you by not telling you what you are getting and paying for. >> what are some of the most common food fraud items? >> t
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, melissa. melissa: tomorrow is the big day, the house vote on extending the debt ceiling. there is a catch. that means lawmakers won't get paid unless they actually pass a budget. i love it! our panel joins us with their best strategy and the outcome for both the market and the economy. don't go anywhere. more "money" coming up. ♪ officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. girl: don't look at me. second girl: your hair's a bit frizzy today. aw! ha ha! you should pick that up. announcer: every day, kids witness bullying. poor you. ha ha! they want to help but don't know how. teach your kids how to be more than a bystander. visit stopbullying.gov. lori: all right. back to business in washington now republicans hold a big vote to whether or not to extend the debt limit until may. if congress doesn't pass a budget by april 15th they no longer get paid! i have no problem with that. our panel is here with their take on
gives john boehner a blessing to push through a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling, but will republicans fall in line? we'll discuss the gop's deficit dilemma when luke russert joins us next on "now." jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. mmmm! itbut sleep train's huge foyear eends sunday. salels, get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. save even more on floor samples, demonstrators, and closeout inventory. plus, free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. don't wait, sleep train's year end clearance sale ends sunday. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> today, the house is expected to pass a bill that would suspend the debt ceiling for three months wit
ceiling as house republicans prepare to vote on a short-term raise to the nation's borrowing limit. also on the line, a measure that would force the senate to pass a budget, or give up their paychecks. joining me is house majority whip kevin mccarthy. good morning to you. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> gretchen: have you ever thought about being a football coach because i understand that in front of the gop conference yesterday, you got a standing ovation for your locker room half time speech. what did you do? >> well, it was talking about where we want to take this country. we want to put us on a path to a balanced budget. we want to move this country for greater opportunity. you can have a place where there is not 13 million people unemployed. i think you saw a team effort that we're united behind making sure no budget, no pay, moves through this house and gets the senate once and for all to do a budget. how can you ever plan for the future if the number one thing you're supposed to do as elected official, they can't do? >> gretchen: it's interesting because republicans h
comes the cave. today, republicans in the house voted to suspend the debt ceiling. what about the hostage-taking? not this time. and remember all the usual bluster in those press conferences of theirs? today, the gop leaders ducked the press. only a few print reporters, boehner's camera man and a lone fox news camera were there to capture their comments in their entirety. huh? so why the sudden change? >> the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with the american people. we're not going do do that. >> they're not going to do that. their once united front buckling. opposition health care? disintegrating. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics or treat name calling as reasoned debate. [ applause ] we must act. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. >> this might not be the end of the gop's spectspectacle, but, at least
the debt ceiling until may 19, then resetting the cap to cover any borrowing over the current limit-- $16.4 trillion. and for now, republicans will not force immediate spending cuts. the party's new strategy would achieve that goal by forcing congress to pass a budget. house budget committee chair-- and last year's vice presidential nominee-- paul ryan. >> here's the point, we have a law, it's called the budget act, it requires that congress passes a budget by april 15. all we're saying is, "congress, follow the law, do your work, budget. and the reason for this extension is so we can have the debate we need to have." >> ifill: as added incentive, the house bill says, if there is no budget, then lawmakers won't get paid. after it passed today by a bipartisan vote of 285 to 144, speaker boehner said he's optimistic that will happen. >> if both chambers have a budget. democrat budget from the senate, republican from the house now you've got competing visions, for how we address this problem. out of those competing visions, we're going to find some common ground. >> ifill: but house minority
. >> i will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless significant efforts are made to fix the underlying problem. >> reporter: senate democrats hint they will pass a budget, but not necessarily soon. >> we'll approach that when we need to. >> reporter: the white house says even though it's short-term, the president will sign it. >> the debt ceiling ought not to be a political football. >> reporter: this republican retreat with one last stand. if they can't compromise, lawmakers paychecks could take a hit. here's what we still don't know, even if they do pass that temporary extension, what about the budget? could america's credit still see a downgrade? mara? >> something tells me having their paychecks on the line might motivate them. >>> on capitol hill, secretary of state hillary clinton will appear before congress later this morning to testify about the september 11th terrorist attack in bengahzi, libya. clinton will answer questions from the senate and house foreign relations committees about the handling of the attack on a u.s. consulate that killed four americans. clinton had been u
and pass a bill to yet another fight over the debt ceiling. the most important aspect of this legislation is though boat and the house today that it surrenders the hostage republicans took in a decoupled for the full faith and credit of the united states because social security and medicare or anything else. this is a clean debt limit increase. we'll set the precedent for future debt ceiling extensions will have to have. by passing this bill, republican joint democrat to say we will not hold the full faith and credit of the united states hostage. we will pay the bills we have incurred. over the last two years, the bipartisan budget control act has been in love is in place of the congressional budget. so folks, please, every time you hear republicans talking about are not having passed a budget, understand it is not true. in fact, republicans voted on the budget control act. they hope this passÉ. it was a law. as senator murray announced today, this year the senate will return to regular order in the budget resolution to the senate floor. the house republicans had to add a gimmick or to t
of news. there is word of what may be a break through in the standoff over the so-called debt ceiling. the point where our nation can no longer pay its bills. house republicans are set to vote tomorrow on a temporary fix, which would raise the federal spending limit. now the white house says it won't stand in the way of that: even though the president says he would rather see the problem fixed once and foreall. the g.o.p. measure would buy us only a few months before congress would have to agree to a long-term solution. a second part of the proposal would force lawmakers in both houses of congress to pass a budget or they wouldn't even get paid. that's the g.o.p. attempt to force the senate's hand the democratic led senate hasn't passed a budget in four years now. mike emanuel son the top story at the bottom of the hour. live with us from the row rotuna on capitol hill. mike, house republicans meeting behind closed doors late today. have we heard anything? >> well, shep, some conservatives don't love this debt ceiling deal because they don't like the idea of adding to the nation's cr
the debt ceiling for three months, the president would not stand in the way. in the past, the obama administration has not embraced the idea of a short-term extension. >>> police investigating a shooting at a texas college that left three people injured, it happened at the lone star college just north of houston. authorities say it started with an argument between two men that escalated into gunfire. a student said chaos broke out quickly after. >> we heard shots, and automatically we saw students running. and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights and we tried to take cover. >> both men were shot as well as a college employee caught in the cross fire. that employee is listed in stable condition. police did detain the two men. campus and several nearby schools were put on lockdown for hours. school will be back in session tomorrow, though. >>> california's approach to dealing with mental illness could be a model for the entire nation. that's the message state senate leader darrell steinberg took to washington today. he met today with aides to vice president joe bi
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, the white house says they are going along with a debt ceiling deal proposed by the republicans, to vote on it tomorrow. i hope he's not needlessly anticipating success on the part of the republicans. your reaction? does it surprise you? >> no, it's floating for three months, right? then hit the barrier in three months ago. the inaugural drags, if you noticed, no olive branch here to everyone educational departing, besettle all scores. this four years, we settle all scores, stick it to the republicans, and everyone who said that i was not from this country, the birth is out there, they are taking this personally. it starts at the top. it's going to trickle down with every new jacket he's bringing in to the administration. it's personal. we settle the scores. that was the theme. >> i'm not going there, but as an american citizen, i'm sick and tired of the extension after extension after extension. if it was the private sector and were not getting it done, just pass the deadline, they would be firedded. this angers me so much. can we get a resolution to the issue? lou: do you agree? fire h
's not raise the debt ceiling? let's pretend we simply do not have one. and do that for a period of months. is that -- is that thing going to get the votes? that is the question that luke russert asked. >> i am not on the whip team, i can't give you a firm answer. there will be no votes from republicans and yes votes, i have no idea. >> that is the question, should they vote for this thing, which by the way contains some crazy provision about congressional pay, describe what this provision does. >> i concur -- >> it suspends their pay as long as they don't -- >> it puts their pay in escrow until basically the next congress if they don't pass a budget. >> let me just read one thing from the constitution of the united states. >> no law varying from the services of representatives shall take effect until the election of representatives -- you can't pass a law about your pay during that congress. >> with great respect to the congressman here, i'm not an elected official. what i hear him saying is we have a very difficult budget situation. and therefore, we have to go full speed into total dysf
republicans pushed through a bill to extend the debt ceiling and tying congressional pay to passage of the budget. senate majority leader says he is okay with it. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is changing policy to allow women to serve in front line combat positio positions. we'll get a live update for the pentagon. your tax dollars are sending f-16 planes to egypt despite anti-semattic comments made by egypt's new leader. busy day on "special report" at 6:00 eastern but now back to "the five." ♪ ♪ >> bob: you were saying? >> dana: so, greg, almost just caused a problem on the show. >> greg: no, i didn't. >> dana: yes, you did. wow! he doesn't know the words to that song and he was making them up. there is a certain word that rhymes with "truck" he was going to sing. i was supposed to talk about facebook and social media how it can be a blessing and a curse. we talk about this the other day. so, remember back in high school, if you found out that your friend invited another friend go to an event but you didn't necessarily know about it right away. it wasn't rubbed in y
to what, to me, looks like a fiscal crime. the house landing a vote tomorrow to push back the debt ceiling, another three months to may. monica, michael, and ron, ron, you worry thousandth this punt on the the deet ceiling, why? >> not just punting, but retreating. ironic because they just finished a, quote, retreat. we have to stop stealing from children and the next generation. stop stealing from them tomorrow, fight the next fight. not caring for this today. frankly, i think it's disgraceful. they are requiring the senate to pass a budget, but the senate cease going to pass a democratic budget, one that raises taxes and probably increased spending, too, and what good is that? we're not requiring the senate to balance the budget in ten years, 25 years, or ever. i don't know what good is coming from the deal. you're right. it's unfortunate, and it's a retreat. remember this, he may not have the votes to pass it tomorrow. conservatives in the house can still step up and say, no, listen, we're doing something today. today is the day to save the nation and children. neil: could be the argume
a short-term fix. lift the debt ceiling for a few months to take the pressure off, but require both house and senate to pass a budget. if they fail, congress would not get paid. >> you can't go for months and months without a paycheck. and what this does is basically says that your pay gets escrowed, put on hold until you pass a budget. >> reporter: trying to turn up pressure on democrats in the senate, who have not passed a regular budget in four years, relying on this comparison. >> didn't exist the last time the senate passed a budget. >> the last time they passed a budget the ipad hadn't even been introduced. >> it is expected a block of conservatives probably will not support this. house leadership hopes that it will pass. it does provide some breathing room. it does not enforce the debt ceiling. we'll be back at this in a couple of months. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. >>> cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange for us again this morning. good morning, courtney. >> good morning, natalie. that vote that kelly o'donnell was speaking of will calm wall
, everybody. the house is expected to vote on extending the debt ceiling. there is a new plan the house will take up which would say no one in the house of congress that doesn't pass a budget should get paid after i believe may 19th or something. is that a plan that would also pass in the senate? >> it might, becky. i've got give the house credit for focusing on the real underlying cause of all this government by cliff we've been living through,s which the fact that the senate doesn't function. senator reed chooses not to do a budget resolution for three consecutive years, we did no appropriation bills, no bill to address the debt ceiling and the consequence of this is we end up at midnight on december 31st with a gun to our head trying to get something done at the last minute nobody's had a chance to look at. what the house is saying is, it's about time the senate actually did what any law requires, which is pass a budget. and begin the process of setting the parameters for how we will solve this problem and live within our means and how we will eventually get on a sustainable fiscal p
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